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Sony CMT-HX50BTR  Operating Instructions
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Operating Instructions
CMT-HX50BTR
© 2008 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the apparatus with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do
not place the naked flame sources such as
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to dripping
or splashing, and do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the unit
to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should
you notice an abnormality in the unit,
disconnect the main plug from the AC
outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Except for customers in the U.S.A.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This marking is located
on the rear exterior.
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Notice for the customers in Canada
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation of this device.
This equipment complies with IC radiation
exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled
equipment and meets the RSS-102 of the
IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
This equipment has a very low RF energy
level that is deemed to comply with
RSS-102 without maximum permissive
exposure evaluation (MPE).
This equipment is desirable that it should
be installed and operated with at least
20cm and more between the radiator and
person’s body (excluding extremities:
hands, wrists, feet and ankles).
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product
which mates DVD recorded material on
one side with digital audio material on
the other side. However, since the audio
material side does not conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on
this product is not guaranteed.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to playback
discs that conform to the Compact Disc
(CD) standard. Recently, various music
discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some
record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and
may not be playable by this product.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos
are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those
of their respective owners.
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN”
logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
Windows Media is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other
countries.
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Table of Contents
Guide to parts and controls.............. 5
Information on the display................ 9
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely...................................................10
Setting the clock.................................12
Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc......................13
Listening to the radio........................14
Using the Bluetooth function.........15
Recording from a disc onto an USB
device......................................................21
Listening to music of an USB
device......................................................24
Using optional audio
components..........................................26
Using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter...................................................27
Adjusting the sound..........................27
Changing the display........................28
Other Operations
Creating your own program
(Program Play)......................................29
Presetting radio stations..................30
Using the Timers..................................31
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Others
Troubleshooting..................................32
Messages................................................37
Precautions............................................38
Specifications.......................................39
Bluetooth wireless technology......42
Compatible devices with this
system.....................................................43
This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can
also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names.
Unit (HCD-HX50BTR/Compact Disc Receiver)
Front panel
Guide to parts and controls
Guide to parts and controls
Top panel
Continued
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Remote (RM-AMU009)

BLUETOOTH indicator (page 19,
20)
Lights up when the Bluetooth function
is active.

BLUETOOTH button (page 17, 19,
20)
Press to make a connection,
disconnection, or pairing with a
Bluetooth device.

Unit: VOLUME control (page 13,
14, 17, 20, 24, 26)
Remote: VOLUME +/ button
(page 13, 14, 17, 20, 24, 26, 31)
Turn or press to adjust the volume.

(USB) port (page 21, 24, 43)
Connect to an optional USB device.

 (open/close) button (page 13)
/ (power) button (page 12, 31,
36)
Press to open or close the disc tray.
Press to turn on the system.


STANDBY indicator (page 28, 32)
Lights up when the system is turned off.

Remote sensor (page 32)
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
AUDIO IN jack (page 26)
Connect to an optional audio
component.

PHONES jack
Connect the headphones.

Playback buttons and function
buttons
Unit: BLUETOOTH  (play/
pause) button (page 16, 17)
Unit: /CANCEL (stop/cancel)
button (page 13, 14, 16, 17, 19,
25)
Remote:  (stop) button (page
13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 25)
Press to select the Bluetooth function.
Press to start or pause playback of the
music on the Bluetooth device (Bluetooth
mobile phone, etc.).
Unit: USB  (play/pause)
button (page 24)
Press to select the USB function.
Press to start or pause playback of an
optional USB device.
Unit: CD  (play/pause)
button (page 13)
Press to select the CD function.
Press to start or pause playback of a disc.
Remote:  (play) button,
 (pause) button
Press to start or pause playback.
Unit: TUNER/BAND button (page
14)
Press to select the TUNER function.
Press to select FM or AM reception
mode.
Unit: FUNCTION button (page 13,
14, 24, 26)
Remote: FUNCTION +/ button
(page 13, 14, 24, 26)
Press to select the function.
Press to stop playback.
Press to cancel search.

SEARCH button (page 13, 25)
Press to enter or exit search mode.

Guide to parts and controls

Unit: ENTER button (page 13, 16,
19, 21, 22, 25, 29)
Remote: (enter) button (page
12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30,
31)
Press to enter the settings.

/ (go back/go forward)
button (page 13, 17, 23, 25, 29)
Press to select a track or file.
Unit: TUNE +/ (tuning) button
(page 14)
Remote: +/ (tuning) button
(page 14, 30)
Press to tune in the desired station.
+/ (select folder) button
(page 13, 17, 23, 25, 29)
Press to select a folder.
/ (rewind/fast forward)
button (page 13, 16, 17, 25)
Press to find a point in a track or file.
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

CD-USB SYNC/REC1 button (page
21, 22)
 RETURN button
Press to record from a disc onto the
connected optional USB device.
Press to return to the previous menu
when using the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter.


USB MENU button (page 22, 23)
/// button (page 12, 31)
Press to erase audio files and folders from
the connected optional USB device.
Press to select which memory to read
to if the USB device has more than one
memory.
Press to select the menu items.


Press to preset the radio station.
Sound buttons (page 27)
Unit: DSGX button
Remote: EQ button

Press to select the sound effect.

CLEAR button (page 17, 19, 29)
Press to delete a pre-programmed track
or file.
Press to erase the pairing registration
information of the Bluetooth device.

TIMER MENU button (page 12,
31)
Press to set the clock and the Play Timer.

TOOL MENU button
Press to select a menu when using the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.

Battery compartment lid
(page 12)
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TUNER MEMORY button (page
30)
PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE
button (page 13, 14, 21, 25, 29,
30)
Press to select the play mode of a CD,
MP3 disc or an optional USB device.
Press to select the tuning mode.

REPEAT/FM MODE button (page
13, 14, 25)
Press to listen to a disc, a single track or
file repeatedly.
Press to select the FM reception mode
(monaural or stereo).

SLEEP button (page 31)
Press to set the Sleep Timer.

DISPLAY button (page 17, 28)
Press to change the information on the
display.


Play/Pause
Audio format


BLUETOOTH
Play mode (page 13, 25)
Lights up when the Bluetooth function
is selected.


DSGX (page 27)
Tuner reception mode (page 14)
Tuner reception (page 14)



CD-USB Recording (page 21)

Text information
Guide to parts and controls
Information on the display
Timer (page 31)
USB MEMORY
Lights up when an optional USB device
is connected.
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
or
Wall socket
Right speaker
Left speaker
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 White side for North American model
 Brown side for other models
 AM loop antenna
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 Speakers
When carrying this system
Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER jacks.
1 Remove a disc to protect the CD
 Power
2 Press FUNCTION +/ (or FUNCTION
For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Connect the power cord to a wall socket.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket,
detach the supplied plug adaptor (only
for models equipped with an adaptor).
3 Hold down SEARCH  on the unit,
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set up
the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker
cords, the power cord and the USB cable
to avoid picking up noise.
on the unit)  repeatedly to select
the CD function.
and press   on the unit until
“STANDBY” appears.
4 After “LOCK” appears, unplug the
Getting Started
 Antennas
mechanism.
power cord.
Speaker pads
Attach the supplied speaker pads to
the bottom of the speakers to prevent
slipping.
 DMPORT (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT)
Connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter. You need to connect the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to an
optional audio device (portable audio
player, etc.).
Notes
Available DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapters
vary in each area.
Do not connect an adaptor other than the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
Do not connect or disconnect the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter to/from the
DMPORT while the system is on.
When using a DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
adapter that has video output function,
connect the adaptor directly to the TV.
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To use the remote
Slide and remove the battery
compartment lid , and insert the two
supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side
first, matching the polarities shown
below.
Setting the clock
Use buttons on the remote to set the
clock.
1 Press /  to turn on the
system.
2 Press TIMER MENU .
Notes
With normal use, the batteries should last for
about six months.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one or
mix different types of batteries.
If you do not use the remote for a long period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
The hour indication flashes in the
display.
If “PLAY SET?” flashes in the display,
press /  repeatedly to select
“CLOCK SET?” and then press .
3 Press /  repeatedly to set
the hour, and then press
.
4 Use the same procedure to set
the minutes.
The clock settings are lost when you
disconnect the power cord or if a
power failure occurs.
To display the clock when the system
is off
Press DISPLAY . The clock is displayed
for about 8 seconds.
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Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
1 Select the CD function.
2 Place a disc.
Press   on the unit, and place
a disc with the label side up on the
disc tray.
To close the disc tray, press   on
the unit again.
Do not force the disc tray closed with
your finger, as this may damage the
unit.
3 Start playback.
Press  (or CD  on the unit)
.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To
Press
Pause playback  (or CD  on the
unit) . To resume
play, press the button
again.
Stop playback  .
Select a folder
+/ .
on an MP3
disc
Select a track / .
or file
Select a folder SEARCH  on the
and file on
unit. Press /
an MP3 disc  to select the desired
while viewing folder, then press (or
the folder and ENTER on the unit) .
file names on Press / 
the display
to select the desired
file, then press (or
ENTER on the unit) .
Find a point in Hold down /
a track or file  during playback, and
release the button at the
desired point.
Select Repeat REPEAT  repeatedly
Play
until “REP” or “REP1”
appears.
Basic Operations
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
Other operations
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly while
the player is stopped. You can select
normal play (“ *” for all MP3 files
in the folder on the disc), shuffle play
(“SHUF” or “
SHUF*”), or program
play (“PGM”).
* When playing a CD-DA disc,
(SHUF)
Play performs the same operation as normal
(shuffle) play.
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Notes on Repeat Play
All tracks or files on a disc are played
repeatedly up to five times.
“REP1” indicates that a single track or file is
repeated until you stop it.
Notes on playing MP3 discs
Do not save other types of files or
unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3
files.
Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
MP3 files are played back in the order that
they are recorded onto the disc.
The system can only play MP3 files that have
a file extension of “.MP3”.
If there are files on the disc that have the
“.MP3” file extension, but that are not MP3
files, the unit may produce noise or may
malfunction.
The maximum number of:
 folders is 255 (including the root folder).
 MP3 files is 511.
 MP3 files and folders that can be
contained on a single disc is 512.
 folder levels (the tree structure of files) is
8.
Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing
software, recording device, and recording
media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted
audio or may not play at all.
Notes on playing multisession discs
If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3)
session, it is recognized as a CD-DA (or
MP3) disc, and other sessions are not played
back.
A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized
as a CD-DA (audio) disc.
Listening to the radio
1 Select “TUNER FM” or “TUNER
AM.”
Press FUNCTION +/ (or TUNER/
BAND on the unit)  repeatedly.
2 Select the tuning mode.
Press TUNING MODE  repeatedly
until “AUTO” appears.
3 Tune in the desired station.
Press +/ (or TUNE +/ on
the unit) . Scanning stops
automatically when a station is tuned
in, and then “TUNED” and “ST” (for
stereo programs only) appear.
When you tune in a station that
provides RDS services, the station
name appears on the display
(European model only).
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To stop automatic scanning
Press  .
To tune in a station with a weak signal
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop, press TUNING
MODE  repeatedly until “AUTO” and
“PRESET” disappear, and then press
+/ (or TUNE +/ on the unit) 
repeatedly to tune in the desired station.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station
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Press FM MODE  repeatedly until
“MONO” appears to turn off stereo
reception.
Using the Bluetooth
function
You can listen to music from your
Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth
device over a wireless connection.
Basic Operations
This system supports Bluetooth A2DP
and AVRCP profiles. For details on
Bluetooth wireless technology, see
“Bluetooth wireless technology” (page
42).
Check the websites below for the latest
information about compatible devices.
For customers in the U.S.A.:
<http://www.sony.com/shelfsupport>
For customers in Canada:
English <http://www.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
French <http://fr.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
For customers in Europe:
<http://support.sony-europe.com/>
For customers in Latin America:
<http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp>
For customers in Asia and Oceania:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>
Listening to music of a
Bluetooth mobile phone or
Bluetooth device
Follow the procedure below to listen to
music from Bluetooth devices with this
system.
Pairing this system with a Bluetooth
device

Connecting to registered devices

Playing music of a Bluetooth device
For details about the operations of
the Bluetooth device, also refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth device.
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Pairing this system with a Bluetooth
device
Pairing is an operation where Bluetooth
devices register with each other
beforehand. Use the procedure below
to pair the system with your Bluetooth
device. Once a pairing operation is
performed, it does not need to be
performed again. If pairing is already
completed, proceed to “Playing music of
a Bluetooth device” (page 17).
1 Place the Bluetooth device to be
connected to this system within
1 meter of the system.
2 Select the Bluetooth function.
Press BLUETOOTH   on
the unit.
3 Operate the Bluetooth device
and perform the pairing
operation.
For details about the operations of
the Bluetooth device, refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth device.
When searching for this system with
the Bluetooth device, a list of the
devices found may appear in the
Bluetooth device display depending
on the type of Bluetooth device.
This system appears as “CMTHX50BTR.”
When establishing a connection with
this system, select the audio profile
(A2DP, AVRCP) at the Bluetooth
device. If the Bluetooth device does
not support the AVRCP profile, you
cannot perform playback or other
operations with the system (page 17).
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4 Enter the passkey.
Passkey entry may be required
depending on the type of Bluetooth
device.
When “PIN?” and a countdown
appear, enter the passkey at the
system as follows:
Press / and /
on the remote (or
+/ and
/  on the unit) 
to enter the same passkey that was
entered at the Bluetooth device, and
then press (or ENTER on the unit)
.
Once pairing is completed and the
connection is established, the system
display changes as follows:
“Connect”  Name of the Bluetooth
device
To cancel passkey entry partway
Press  .
If passkey entry still required, turn off the
Bluetooth device.
Notes
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode,” “PIN
code,” “PIN number” or “Password,” etc.
depending on the device.
This system only supports numerical
passkeys up to 4 digits.
The pairing standby status of the system is
cancelled after about 30 seconds.
If pairing is not successful, redo the
procedure from step 1.
While connected to a Bluetooth device, this
system cannot be detected and a connection
cannot be established from another
Bluetooth device.
To erase all the pairing registration
information
1 Press BLUETOOTH   on the
2 Press CLEAR .
“Delete?” appears.
3 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
“Complete!” appears and all the
pairing information is erased.
Note
In order to connect with a Bluetooth device
after performing this operation, you must enter
the passkey again.
Playing music of a Bluetooth device
You can operate a Bluetooth device by
connecting the system and a Bluetooth
device using AVRCP.
1 Select the Bluetooth function.
Press BLUETOOTH   on
the unit.
2 Establish a connection from the
Bluetooth device.
For details about the operations of
the Bluetooth device, refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth device.
Once the connection is established,
the system display changes as follows:
“Connect”  Name of the Bluetooth
device
Press  (or BLUETOOTH  on
the unit) .
Depending on the Bluetooth device,
you may need to start up the AV
software of the Bluetooth device
beforehand.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To check the address of a connected
Bluetooth device
Press DISPLAY  while the Bluetooth
device name appears in the system
display.
The Bluetooth device address appears for
8 seconds.
Basic Operations
unit.
When the system is connected with a
Bluetooth device (when the Bluetooth
device name or other information
appears in the system display), press
and hold BLUETOOTH  on the
unit for about 2 seconds to put the
system in Bluetooth standby mode.
3 Start playback.
To cancel the connection with a
Bluetooth device
Press and hold BLUETOOTH 
on the unit for about 2 seconds until
“Disconnect” appears, or until the
information on the display (device name,
etc.) disappears.
Other operations
To
Press
Pause playback  (or BLUETOOTH
 on the unit) .
Stop playback  .
Select a folder
+/ .
Select a file
/ .
Find a point in Hold down /
.
a file
Note
These operations may not be available for
certain Bluetooth devices. In addition, the
actual operations may differ depending on the
connected Bluetooth device.
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Notes on connections with Bluetooth
devices
If you cannot connect with a paired
Bluetooth device, perform the pairing
operation between the system and the
Bluetooth device again.
Depending on the type of Bluetooth device,
you can adjust the volume using the controls
of the Bluetooth device.
When BLUETOOTH   on the unit
is pressed while connected to Bluetooth
headphones, it may take some time until
a connection is made to the system from
another Bluetooth device.
Use the A2DP-capable or A2DP- and
AVRCP-capable Bluetooth device with the
system in a peer-to-peer environment.
Listening to music on this
system using Bluetooth
headphones
You can listen to music played on this
system using your Bluetooth headphones
over a wireless connection.
Tip
Bluetooth devices that have been connected
with this system in the past are registered with
this system.
When a Bluetooth connection is not
currently established, you can easily
connect the system to a Bluetooth device
by pressing BLUETOOTH   on the
unit. (Connection is attempted with up to
3 devices in order from the most recently
connected device, and the attempts end when
a connection is established.) This function may
not be available depending on the Bluetooth
device you are using.
If a connection cannot be made, the system
returns to the standby mode.
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Follow the procedure below to listen
to music on this system with Bluetooth
headphones.
Pairing this system with Bluetooth
headphones

Connecting to registered headphones

Playing music on this system
For details about the operations of the
Bluetooth headphones, also refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth headphones.
Pairing this system with Bluetooth
headphones
1 Select a function other than the
Bluetooth function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
2 Place the Bluetooth
headphones to be connected
to this system within 1 meter of
the system.
3 Put the Bluetooth headphones
in pairing mode.
For details about the operations of the
Bluetooth headphones, refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth headphones.
4 Press and hold BLUETOOTH 
on the unit for about 7 seconds
until the BLUETOOTH indicator
 flashes.
Sound output from the speakers is
stopped.
5 Enter the passkey.
Follow the same procedure as in
step 4 of “Pairing this system with a
Bluetooth device” (page 16).
Once pairing is completed and the
connection is established, the system
display changes as follows:
“Connect”  Name of the Bluetooth
device
Press  .
Notes
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode,” “PIN
code,” “PIN number” or “Password,” etc.
depending on the device.
This system only supports numerical
passkeys up to 4 digits.
The pairing standby status of the system is
cancelled after about 30 seconds.
If pairing is not successful, redo the
procedure from step 1.
While connected to a Bluetooth device, this
system cannot be detected and a connection
cannot be established from another
Bluetooth device.
Pairing may not be possible if other
Bluetooth devices are present around the
system. In this case, turn off the other
Bluetooth devices.
Basic Operations
Pairing is an operation where Bluetooth
devices register with each other
beforehand. Use the procedure below
to pair the system with your Bluetooth
headphones. Once a pairing operation
is performed, it does not need to be
performed again. If pairing is already
completed, proceed to “Playing music on
this system” (page 20).
To cancel passkey entry partway
To erase all the pairing registration
information
1 Press BLUETOOTH   on the
unit.
When the system is connected with a
Bluetooth device (when the Bluetooth
device name or other information
appears in the system display), press
and hold BLUETOOTH  on the
unit for about 2 seconds to put the
system in Bluetooth standby mode.
2 Press CLEAR .
“Delete?” appears.
3 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
“Complete!” appears and all the
pairing information is erased.
Note
To connect with Bluetooth headphones after
performing this operation, you must enter the
passkey again.
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Playing music on this system
You can operate this system from
Bluetooth headphones by connecting the
system and Bluetooth headphones using
AVRCP.
1 Select a function other than the
Bluetooth function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
2 Establish a connection with the
Bluetooth headphones.
Press and hold BLUETOOTH  on
the unit for about 2 seconds until the
BLUETOOTH indicator  lights up,
then release the button.
Sound output from the speakers is
stopped.
If more than one Bluetooth device
that has been connected in the past
is present around the system, the
system attempts to connect with up
to 3 most recently connected devices.
(Connection is attempted with up
to 3 devices in order from the most
recently connected device, and the
attempts end when a connection is
established.)
Once the connection is established,
the system display changes as follows:
“Connect”  Name of the Bluetooth
device
3 Start playback of the music for
the function selected in step 1.
Depending on the type of Bluetooth
headphones, you can operate this
system (playback, volume control,
etc.) using the headphone’s controls.
For details about the operations of the
Bluetooth headphones, refer to the
operation manual supplied with your
Bluetooth headphones.
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4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To cancel the connection with
Bluetooth headphones
Press and hold BLUETOOTH  on
the unit for about 2 seconds until the
BLUETOOTH indicator  turns off.
Sound is output from the speakers.
Notes
If you cannot connect with paired Bluetooth
headphones, perform the pairing operation
between the system and the Bluetooth
headphones again.
When the system is changed to a function
other than the Bluetooth function and
BLUETOOTH  on the unit is pressed
while connected to a Bluetooth device, it may
take some time until a connection is made
with the Bluetooth headphones.
This system stores separate volume settings
for when listening through the speakers
or PHONES jack  on the unit, or when
listening through Bluetooth headphones.
Use the A2DP-capable or A2DP- and
AVRCP-capable Bluetooth device with the
system in a peer-to-peer environment.
Recording from a disc
onto an USB device
Synchro Recording
You can easily record an entire disc onto
an USB device.
1 Connect a recordable USB
device to the (USB) port 
as shown below.
2 Select the CD function, then
load the disc you want to
record.
3 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly
to select the play mode when
the CD player is stopped.
The play mode automatically changes
to normal play mode, if you start
recording in shuffle play mode, repeat
play mode or in program play mode
(when no tracks or MP3 files are
programmed).
For details about the play mode, see
“To change the play mode” (page 13).
Basic Operations
You can connect an optional USB device
to the
(USB) port  on the unit and
record music from a disc to the USB
device.
You can record from a CD-DA disc or
MP3 disc only.
The audio format of files recorded by this
system is MP3.
The approximate size of the recording is
about 1 MB per minute of recording time
from a CD. The size may be larger when
recording from an MP3 disc.
See “USB devices” (page 43) for a list of
USB devices that can be connected to this
system.
When USB cable connection is
necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device to be
connected.
See the operation manual supplied
with the USB device to be connected
for details on the operation method.
4 Press CD-USB SYNC/REC1  on
the unit.
“REC” flashes, and the display cycles
through “SYNC REC,” “xxxMB Free”
(remaining space on the USB device)
and “Push ENTER.”
The USB device stands by for
recording and the CD player pauses
for play.
5 Press
(or ENTER on the unit)
.
Recording starts. When the recording
is completed, the CD player and the
USB device stop automatically.
USB device
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Recording a single track or MP3
file during playback (REC1)
To select the recording destination on
the USB device
You can easily record the track or MP3
file that is currently being played back
onto an USB device.
If the USB device has more than one
memory (for example, internal memory
and a memory card), you can select
which memory to read to and then start
recording.
1 Connect a recordable USB
1 Connect the USB device to the
2 Select the CD function, then
2 Select the USB function.
3 Select the track or MP3 file you
3 Press USB MENU  on the unit in
device to the
(USB) port .
load the disc you want to
record.
want to record, then start play.
4 Press CD-USB SYNC/REC1  on
the unit while the selected track
or MP3 file is being played back.
“REC” flashes, and the display cycles
through “REC 1,” “xxxMB Free”
(remaining space on the USB device)
and “Push ENTER.”
The USB device stands by for
recording and the CD player pauses
for play.
5 Press
(or ENTER on the unit)
.
Recording starts. When the recording
is completed, the CD player continues
to play.
(USB) port .
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
stop mode.
“Select?” appears. If an audio file or
a folder is selected, “Erase?” appears
instead. Press /  repeatedly
to select “Select?.”
4 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
The name of a memory appears.
The displayed name varies depending
on the specifications of the USB
device.
5 Press /  repeatedly to
select the memory.
Proceed to step 6 if only one memory
can be selected.
To cancel this operation, press  .
6 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
7 Start recording by following steps 2
thorough 5 of “Synchro Recording” or
“Recording a single track or MP3 file
during playback (REC1).”
To stop recording
Press  .
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To remove the USB device
1 Select the USB function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
2 Hold down   on the unit in stop
3 Remove the USB device.
When first recording to an USB device,
a “MUSIC” folder is created directly
below the “ROOT.” Folders and files are
generated within this “MUSIC” folder
as follows according to the recording
method.
Synchro Recording1)
Recording
source
Folder name
To erase audio files or folders from the
USB device
MP3
You can erase audio files or folders from
the USB device.
REC1 recording
1 Connect a recordable USB device to
the
(USB) port .
CD-DA
Recording
source
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
3 Press /  or
+/ 
repeatedly to select the audio file or
folder you want to erase.
4 Press USB MENU  on the unit.
“Erase?” appears.
5 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
“Track Erase?” or “Folder Erase?”
appears in the display.
To cancel the erase operation, press
 .
Same as the recording source2)
“CDDA001”3)
Folder name
MP3
2 Select the USB function.
“REC1”5)
CD-DA
File name
“TRACK001”4)
File name
Basic Operations
mode until “No Device“ appears.
Folder and file generation rules
Same as the
recording
source2)
“TRACK001”4)
In Program Play mode, the folder name is
“PGM_xxx,” and the file name depends on
the recording source (CD-DA disc or MP3
disc).
2)
Up to 32 characters of the name are assigned.
3)
Folder numbers are assigned serially
thereafter up to the maximum 999 (including
the “ROOT” and “MUSIC” folders).
4)
File numbers are assigned serially thereafter.
5)
A new file is recorded in the “REC1” folder
each time REC1 recording is performed.
1)
6 Press
(or ENTER on the unit) .
The selected audio file or folder is
erased.
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Notes
Do not remove the USB device during
recording or erase operations. Doing so
may corrupt the data on the USB device or
damage the USB device itself.
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through an USB hub.
When recording from a CD, the tracks
are recorded as 128 kbps MP3 files. When
recording from an MP3 disc, MP3 files
are recorded with the same bit rate as the
original MP3 files.
While recording from an MP3 disc, no sound
is output and “High Speed” appears.
CD text information is not recorded in the
created MP3 files.
If you cancel the recording partway, an
MP3 file is created up to the point when the
recording was stopped.
Recording stops automatically if:
 the USB device runs out of space during
recording.
 the number of audio files on the USB
device reaches the limit for the number
that the system can recognize.
The maximum number of audio files and
folders that can be contained on a single USB
device is 999 (including the “ROOT” and
“MUSIC” folders).
The maximum number of audio files and
folders may vary depending on the audio file
and folder structure.
You cannot erase audio files and folders in
shuffle play mode or program play mode.
If the folder to be erased contains non-MP3/
WMA/AAC format files or sub folders, these
are not erased.
If a folder or file that you are trying to record
already exists on the USB device with the
same name, a sequential number is added
after the name without overwriting the
original folder or file.
Listening to music of
an USB device
You can listen to music stored in the USB
device.
The audio formats that can be played
back by this system are as follows:
MP3*/WMA*/AAC*
See “USB devices” (page 43) for a list of
USB devices that can be connected to this
system.
* Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played by
this system.
Files downloaded from an online music store
may not be played by this system.
1 Select the USB function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
2 Connect an optional USB device
(USB) port .
When the USB device is connected,
the display changes as follows:
“Reading”  “Storage Drive*”
to the
* When connecting USB storage media,
the volume label is displayed next if
recorded.
Note
It may take about 10 seconds before
“Reading” appears depending on the type
of USB device connected.
3 Start playback.
Press  (or USB  on the unit)
.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
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Other operations
To change the play mode
To
Press
Pause playback  (or USB  on
the unit) . To resume
play, press the button
again.
Stop playback  . To resume
play, press  (or
USB  on the unit)
1). To cancel resume
play, press   again.
Select a folder
+/ .
Notes on the USB device
When playing a VBR MP3/WMA file,
the system may resume playback from a
different point.
2)
You can search by different information such
as album or genre for digital music players.
1)
You cannot change the play mode during
playback.
Some time may be needed to start playback
when:
 the folder structure is complex.
 the memory capacity is excessive.
When the USB device is inserted, the system
reads all the files on the USB device. If there
are many folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish reading the
USB device.
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through an USB hub.
With some connected USB devices, after an
operation is performed, there may be a delay
before it is performed by this system.
This system does not necessarily support all
the functions provided in a connected USB
device.
The playback order for the system may differ
from the playback order of the connected
USB device.
Always hold down   on the unit and
make sure that “No Device” appears before
removing the USB device. Removing the USB
device while “No Device” is not displayed
may corrupt the data on it or damage the
USB device itself.
Do not save other types of files or unnecessary
folders on an USB device that has audio files.
Folders that have no audio files are skipped.
The maximum number of audio files and
folders that can be contained on a single USB
device is 999 (including the “ROOT” and
“MUSIC” folders).
The maximum number of audio files and
folders may vary depending on the file and
folder structure.
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Basic Operations
/ .
SEARCH  on the
unit. Press /
 to select the desired
folder, then press (or
ENTER on the unit)
. Press /
 to select the desired
file, then press (or
ENTER on the unit)
.
Find a point in Hold down /
 during playback,
a file
and release the button
at the desired point.
Select Repeat REPEAT  repeatedly
Play
until “REP” or “REP1”
appears.
Remove the
Hold down   on
USB device
the unit until “No
Device” appears, then
remove the USB device.
Select a file
Select a folder
and file while
viewing the
folder and file
names on the
system display2)
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly while
the USB device is stopped. You can select
normal play (“ ” for all files in the
folder on the USB device), shuffle play
(“SHUF” or “
SHUF”), or program
play (“PGM”).
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The audio formats that you can listen to with
this system are as follows:
 MP3: file extension “.mp3”
 Windows Media Audio file: file extension
“.wma”
 AAC: file extension “.m4a”
Note that even when file names have the
above file extensions, if the actual file differs,
the system may produce noise or may
malfunction.
Compatibility with all encoding/writing
softwares, recording devices, and recording
media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
USB device may produce noise or interrupted
audio or may not play at all.
Using optional audio
components
1 Connect additional audio
component to the AUDIO
IN jack  on the unit using
an audio analog cord (not
supplied).
2 Turn down the volume.
Press VOLUME  (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
3 Select the AUDIO IN function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly.
4 Start playing the connected
component.
5 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
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Using the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter
1 Press FUNCTION +/ (or
2 Start playing the connected
component.
The sound from the connected
component is played on the system.
For operation details, see the
operating instructions of the
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
Note
Depending on the type of DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter, you may be able to operate the
connected component using either the buttons
on the remote or the unit.
To add a sound effect
To
Generate a
more dynamic
sound
(Dynamic
Sound
Generator
X-tra)
Set the sound
effect
Press
DSGX  on the unit.
EQ  repeatedly
to select “BASS”
or “TREBLE,” and
then press +/ 
repeatedly to adjust the
level.
Basic Operations
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly to select “DMPORT.”
Adjusting the sound
Tip
You can use the system as a battery charger for
the audio device connected to the DIGITAL
MEDIA PORT adapter while the system is on.
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Changing the display
To
Change
information on
the display1)2)
Check the
clock when the
system is off
Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly
when the system is on.
DISPLAY  when
the system is off3). The
clock is displayed for 8
seconds.
For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc
information or the USB device information,
such as;
 track or file number during normal play.
 track or file name (“ ”) during normal
play.
 artist name (“ ”) during normal play.
 album or folder name (“
”) during
normal play.
 total playing time while the player is
stopped.
2)
When the system and a Bluetooth device are
connected using the Bluetooth function, you
can view the Bluetooth device address.
If the connected Bluetooth device supports
metadata transfer, you can also view the
Bluetooth device information during
playback, such as the elapsed playing time,
track title, artist name, album name, etc.
3)
The STANDBY indicator  on the unit
lights up when the system is off.
1)
Notes on the display information
Characters that cannot be displayed appear
as “_”.
The following are not displayed:
 total playing time for a CD-DA disc
depending on the play mode.
 total playing time and remaining playing
time for an MP3 disc and USB device.
The following are not displayed correctly:
 folder and file names that do not follow
either the ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or
Joliet in the expansion format.
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The following are displayed:
 ID3 tag information for MP3 files when
ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used
(up to 62 characters for an MP3 disc).
 The Russian model can display
information in Russian characters, but the
characters may not be displayed correctly
for discs created with some encoding/
writing software and some recording
device.
The display information may not be updated
or displayed properly depending on the
Bluetooth device you are using.
The display information may differ
depending on the connected Bluetooth
device.
The display information for the Bluetooth
device may not be updated properly
depending on the communication
environment or surrounding conditions.
Other Operations
Creating your own
program
(Program Play)
1 Select the desired function.
USB
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly to select the USB function.
2 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly
until “PGM” appears while the
system is stopped.
3 Press /  repeatedly
until the desired track or file
number appears.
When programming files, press
+/  repeatedly to select the
desired folder, and then select the
desired file.
Example: When programming tracks
on a CD
(or ENTER on the unit)
 to add the track or file to the
program.
CD
“ . ” appears when the total
program time exceeds 100 minutes
for a CD, or when you select a CD
track whose number is 21 or over, or
when you select an MP3 file.
USB
The total program time cannot be
displayed, so “ . ” appears.
5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to
program additional tracks or
files, up to a total of 25 tracks or
files.
Other Operations
CD
Press FUNCTION +/ (or
FUNCTION on the unit) 
repeatedly to select the CD function.
4 Press
6 To play your program of tracks
or files, press  .
The program remains available until
you open the disc tray or remove
the USB device. To play the same
program again, press  .
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until
“PGM” disappears while the system is
stopped.
To delete the last track or file of the
program
Press CLEAR  while the system is
stopped.
Selected track or file number
Total playing time of
program (including
selected track or file)
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Presetting radio
stations
You can preset your favorite radio
stations and tune them in instantly
by selecting the corresponding preset
number.
Use buttons on the remote to preset
stations.
1 Tune in the desired station (see
“Listening to the radio” (page
14)).
2 Press TUNER MEMORY .
Preset number
3 Press +/  repeatedly to
select your desired preset
number.
If another station is already assigned
to the selected preset number,
the station is replaced by the new
stations.
4 Press .
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to
store other stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10
AM stations.
The preset stations are retained
for about half a day even if you
disconnect the power cord or if a
power failure occurs.
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6 To call up a preset radio
station, press TUNING MODE
 repeatedly until “PRESET”
appears, and then press +/ 
repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
Using the Timers
The system offers two timer functions.
If you use the Play Timer with the Sleep
Timer, the Sleep Timer has priority.
Press /  repeatedly until the
desired sound source appears, and
then press . The display shows
the timer settings.
7 Press /  to turn off the
system.
The system turns on 15 seconds
before the preset time. If the system is
on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play.
Press SLEEP  repeatedly.
If you select “AUTO,” the system
automatically turns off after the current
disc or USB device stops or in 100
minutes.
Play Timer:
You can wake up to CD, tuner or optional
USB device at a preset time.
Use buttons on the remote to control the
Play Timer. Make sure you have set the
clock.
1 Prepare the sound source.
Prepare the sound source, and then
press VOLUME +/  to adjust the
volume.
To start from a specific track or file,
create your own program (page 29).
2 Press TIMER MENU .
3 Press /  repeatedly to
select “PLAY SET?,” and then
press .
“ON TIME” appears, and the hour
indication flashes.
4 Set the time to start playing.
Press /  repeatedly to set the
hour, and then press . The
minute indication flashes. Use the
procedure above to set the minutes.
5 Use the same procedure as in
step 4 to set the time to stop
playing.
Note
Before the system is turned off, if a connection
is made with the Bluetooth headphones,
sounds played by the Play Timer may be output
to the Bluetooth headphones.
To activate or check the timer again
Other Operations
Sleep Timer:
You can fall asleep to music. This
function works even if the clock is not
set.
6 Select the sound source.
1 Press TIMER MENU .
“TIMER SEL?” flashes in the display.
2 Press
.
3 Press /  repeatedly to select
“PLAY SEL?.”
4 Press
.
To cancel the timer
1 Press TIMER MENU .
“TIMER SEL?” flashes in the display.
2 Press
.
3 Press /  repeatedly to select
“TIMER OFF?.”
4 Press
.
To change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Tip
The Play Timer setting remains as long as the
setting is not canceled manually.
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Others
Troubleshooting
1 Make sure the power cord and
speaker cords are correctly and firmly
connected.
2 Find your problem in the checklist
below, and take the indicated
corrective action.
If the issue persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord,
and check the following items.
If your system has a voltage
selector, is the voltage selector set to
the correct voltage?
Are you using only the supplied
speakers?
Is anything blocking the ventilation
holes on the top or back of the
system?
After the STANDBY indicator 
stops flashing, reconnect the power
cord, and turn on the system. If the
issue persists, contact your nearest
Sony dealer.
General
Sound comes from one channel,
or the left and right volumes are
unbalanced.
Place the speakers as symmetrically as
possible.
Connect only the supplied speakers.
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Severe hum or noise.
Move the system away from sources of
noise.
Connect the system to a different wall
socket.
Install a noise filter (available
separately) to the power cord.
There is no sound.
If the BLUETOOTH indicator  is lit
or flashing when a function other than
the Bluetooth function is selected, no
sound is heard through the speakers
or PHONES jack . Press and hold
BLUETOOTH  for about 2 seconds
until the BLUETOOTH indicator 
turns off.
The remote does not function.
Remove any obstacles between the
remote and the remote sensor  on
the unit, and position the unit away
from fluorescent lights.
Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
Move the remote closer to the system.
The STANDBY indicator  remains lit
after unplugging the power cord.
The STANDBY indicator  may not
turn off immediately after unplugging
the power cord. This is not a
malfunction. The indicator will turn off
after about 40 seconds.
CD/MP3 player
The sound skips, or the disc will not
play.
Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.
Move the system to a location away
from vibration (for example, on top of
a stable stand).
Move the speakers away from the
system, or place them on separate
stands. At high volume, speaker
vibration may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first
track.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until
both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear to
return to normal play.
Bluetooth device
Pairing cannot be done.
Move the Bluetooth device closer to
the system.
Pairing may not be possible if other
Bluetooth devices are present around
the system. In this case, turn off the
other Bluetooth devices.
Enter the same passkey that was
entered at the Bluetooth device
correctly.
Connection is not possible.
The Bluetooth device you attempted
to connect does not support the A2DP
profile, and cannot be connected with
the system.
Enable the Bluetooth function of the
Bluetooth device.
Establish a connection from the
Bluetooth device.
The pairing registration information
has been erased. Perform the pairing
operation again.
While connected to a Bluetooth device,
this system cannot be detected and a
connection cannot be established from
another Bluetooth device.
The sound skips or fluctuates, or the
connection is lost.
The system and the Bluetooth device
are too far apart.
If there are obstacles between the
system and your Bluetooth device,
remove or avoid the obstacles.
If there is equipment that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN, other Bluetooth device,
or a microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
The sound of your Bluetooth device
cannot be heard on this system.
Turn up the volume on your Bluetooth
device first, and then adjust the volume
using VOLUME +/ .
Others
Starting playback takes more time
than usual.
The following discs take a longer time
to start playback.
a disc recorded with a complicated
tree structure.
a disc recorded in multisession
mode.
a disc that has not been finalized (a
disc to which data can be added).
a disc that has many folders.
Erase the pairing registration
information of a Bluetooth device and
perform the pairing operation again.
Severe hum or noise
If there are obstacles between the
system and your Bluetooth device,
remove or avoid the obstacles.
If there is equipment that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN, other Bluetooth device,
or a microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
Turn down the volume of the
connected Bluetooth device.
The sound from the Bluetooth
headphones is distorted.
Turn down the volume of the system
using VOLUME  . If your
headphones have a volume control,
also adjust the volume using the
headphone’s volume control.
Press DSGX  on the unit repeatedly
until “DSGX OFF” appears.
Press EQ  repeatedly to select
“BASS” or “TREBLE,” and then press
  repeatedly to turn down the
level.
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USB device
You cannot start recording to an USB
device.
The following problems may have
occurred.
The USB device is full.
The number of files and folders on
the USB device has reached the
upper limit.
The USB device is write-protected.
Recording is stopped before it is
finished.
You are using an unsupported USB
device. See “USB devices” (page 43) for
the supported device types.
The USB device is not formatted
correctly. Refer to the USB device
operation manual for how to format.
Turn off the system and remove the
USB device. If the USB device has a
power switch, turn the USB device
off and then on again after removing
it from the system. Then perform
recording again.
If the recording and erase operations
are repeated multiple times, the file
structure within the USB device
becomes fragmented. Refer to the USB
device operation manual for how to
deal with this problem. If the problem
persists, contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
Recording to an USB device results in
an error.
You are using an unsupported USB
device. See “USB devices” (page 43) for
the supported device types.
Turn off the system and remove the
USB device. If the USB device has a
power switch, turn the USB device
off and then on again after removing
it from the system. Then perform
recording again.
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The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off during
recording. Delete the partiallyrecorded file, and record again. If this
does not fix the problem, the USB
device may be broken. Refer to the
USB device operation manual for
how to deal with this problem. If the
problem persists, contact your nearest
Sony dealer.
Files or folders on the USB device
cannot be erased.
Check if the USB device is writeprotected.
The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off during
the erase operation. Delete the
partially-erased file. If this does not
fix the problem, the USB device may
be broken. Refer to the USB device
operation manual for how to deal with
this problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Are you using a supported USB
device?
If you connect an unsupported USB
device, the following problems may
occur. See “USB devices” (page 43) for
the supported device types.
The USB device is not recognized.
File or folder names are not
displayed on this system.
Playback is not possible.
The sound skips.
There is noise.
A distorted sound is output.
Recording stops before it is finished.
“Over Current” appears.
A problem has been detected with the
level of electrical current from the
(USB) port . Turn off the system and
remove the USB device from the
(USB) port . Make sure there is no
problem with the USB device. If this
display pattern persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
There is noise, skipping, or distorted
sound.
Turn off the system, then reconnect the
USB device.
The music data itself contains noise, or
the sound is distorted. Noise may have
entered during the recording process.
Delete the file, and try recording again.
The USB device cannot be connected
into the
(USB) port .
The USB device is being connected
backwards. Connect the USB device in
the correct orientation.
“Reading” is displayed for an
extended time, or it takes a long time
before playback starts.
The reading process can take a long
time in the following cases.
There are many folders or files on the
USB device.
The file structure is extremely
complex.
The memory capacity is excessive.
The internal memory is fragmented.
Thus, we recommend following these
guidelines.
Total folders on USB device: 100 or
less
Total files per folder: 100 or less
The USB device is not recognized.
Turn off the system and reconnect the
USB device, then turn on the system.
Connect the supported USB device
(page 43).
The USB device does not work
properly. Refer to the USB device
operation manual for how to deal with
this problem. If the problem persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Others
There is no sound.
The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the system and
reconnect the USB device, then turn
on the system and check if “USB
MEMORY” appears.
Erroneous display
Send the music data to the USB device
again, as the data stored in the USB
device may have been corrupted.
The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are numbers
and alphabet only. Other characters are
not displayed correctly.
Play does not start.
Turn off the system and reconnect the
USB device, then turn on the system.
Connect the supported USB device
(page 43).
Press  (or USB  on the unit)
 to start play.
Play does not start from the first
track.
Set the play mode to Normal Play
mode.
Files cannot be played back.
The audio file does not have the
extension “.mp3”, “.wma”, “.m4a”.
The data is not stored in MP3/WMA/
AAC format.
USB storage media formatted with file
systems other than FAT16 or FAT32
are unsupported.*
If you use partitioned USB storage
media, only files on the first partition
can be played.
Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
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The number of folders has exceeded
999.
The number of files has exceeded 999.
Files that are encrypted or protected by
passwords, etc. cannot be played back.
* This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but
some USB storage media may not support all
of these FAT. For details, see the operation
manual of each USB storage media or
contact the manufacturer.
Tuner
Severe hum or noise, or stations
cannot be received. (“TUNED” or “ST”
flashes on the display.)
Connect the antenna properly.
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set
up the antenna again.
Keep the antennas away from the
speaker cords, the power cord and the
USB cable to avoid picking up noise.
Connect a commercially available
external antenna.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the
supplied AM antenna has come off the
plastic stand.
Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset
to 9 kHz (or 10 kHz, for some areas; this
function is not available on the European
and Russian models).
Use buttons on the unit to change the
AM tuning interval.
1 Tune in any AM station, and then
turn off the system.
2 While holding down TUNER/BAND
, press / .
All the AM preset stations are erased.
To reset the interval to the factory
preset, repeat the procedure.
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To improve tuner reception
Turn off CD player power by using the
CD power management function. By
default, CD power is turned on.
1 Press FUNCTION +/ (or FUNCTION
on the unit)  repeatedly to select
the CD function, and then turn off
the system.
2 After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press
/  on the unit while holding
down /CANCEL  on the unit.
“CD POWER OFF” appears. With CD
player power turned off, disc access
time is increased. To turn on CD
player power, repeat the procedure
until “CD POWER ON” appears.
To reset the system to factory settings
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system to factory
settings.
Use buttons on the unit to reset the
system to its factory default settings.
1 Disconnect and reconnect the power
cord, and then turn on the system.
2 Press /CANCEL , DSGX  and
/  at the same time.
All user-configured settings, such as
preset radio stations, timer, and the
clock, are deleted.
Messages
CD/MP3 player, Tuner
Bluetooth device
Connect: Bluetooth communication was
established.
Connecting: The system is attempting
to connect with recently connected
Bluetooth devices.
Disconnect: Communication with a
Bluetooth device was cut off for some
reason, or Bluetooth communication
was ended.
No Device: A pairable Bluetooth device
was not found, or connection was not
possible.
Not in Use: The system is not connected
with a Bluetooth device using A2DP, or
the Bluetooth device does not support
a command for selecting a folder
operations (
+/ ).
PIN?: The system is asking for the
passkey. For details, see “Using the
Bluetooth function” (page 15).
USB device
Complete!: The audio file or folder on
the USB device has been erased.
Device Full!: The USB device is full.
Erase Error!: Erase of audio files or
folders on the USB device failed.
Error: The USB device could not be
recognized or an unknown device is
connected (page 35).
Fatal Error!: The USB device has been
disconnected while recording to or
erasing audio files or folders on the
USB device.
Folder Full!: The number of folders
on the USB device has reached the
maximum.
No Device: No USB device is connected
or the connected USB device has been
stopped.
No Step: All of the programmed tracks
or files have been erased.
No Track: No playable file is loaded in
the system.
Not in Use: You have made an invalid
operation.
Not Supported: An unsupported USB
device is connected.
Please Wait: The system is readying for
usage of an USB device.
Protected!: You tried to record or erase
a write-protected USB device.
Reading: The system is recognizing the
USB device.
Rec Error!: Recording did not start,
stopped partway, or otherwise could
not be performed (page 34).
Removed: The USB device has been
removed.
Step Full!: You tried to program more
than 26 tracks or files (steps).
Storage Drive: USB device is connected.
Track Full!: The number of files on the
USB device has reached the maximum.
Others
Complete!: The preset operation ended
normally.
LOCKED: The disc tray does not open.
Contact your nearest Sony dealer.
No Disc: There is no disc in the system,
or you have loaded a disc that cannot
be played.
No Step: All of the programmed tracks
or files have been erased.
Over: You have reached the end of the
disc while pressing   during
playback or pause.
Push STOP!: You pressed PLAY MODE
 during playback.
Reading: The system is reading
information of the disc. Some buttons
are not available.
Step Full!: You tried to program more
than 26 tracks or files (steps).
TIME NG!: The Play Timer start and end
times are set to the same time.
Please Wait: The system is readying for
usage of a Bluetooth device.
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Precautions
Discs that this system CAN play
Audio CD
CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
Discs that this system CANNOT play
CD-ROM
CD-R/CD-RW other than those
recorded in music CD format or MP3
format conforming to ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet or multisession
CD-R/CD-RW recorded in
multisession that have not ended by
“closing the session”
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording
quality, CD-R/CD-RW that have
scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CDRW recorded with an incompatible
recording device
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized
incorrectly
Discs containing files other than
MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3 (MP3) files
Discs of non-standard shape (for
example, heart, square, star)
Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or
sticker attached to them
Rental or used discs with attached seals
where the glue extends beyond the seal
Discs that have labels printed using ink
that feels tacky when touched
Notes on discs
Before playing, wipe the disc with a
cleaning cloth from the center out to
the edge.
Do not clean discs with solvents, such
as benzine thinner, or commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight
or heat sources such as hot air ducts,
nor leave it in a car parked in direct
sunlight.
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On safety
Completely disconnect the power
cord (mains lead) from the wall socket
(mains) if it is not going to be used
for an extended period of time. When
unplugging the unit, always grip the
plug. Never pull the cord itself.
Should any solid object or liquid get
into the system, unplug the system, and
have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it again.
The AC power cord can be changed
only by a qualified service facility.
On placement
Do not place the system in an inclined
position or in locations that are
extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or
humid or lacking adequate ventilation,
or subject to vibration, direct sunlight
or a bright light.
Be careful when placing the unit
or speakers on surfaces that have
been specially treated (for example,
with wax, oil, polish) as staining or
discoloration of the surface may result.
If the system is brought directly
from a cold to a warm location or is
placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lens inside the
CD player, and cause the system to
malfunction. In this situation, remove
the disc, and leave the system turned
on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
On heat buildup
Heat buildup on the unit during
operation is normal and is not cause
for alarm.
Do not touch the cabinet if it has been
used continuously at a high volume
because the cabinet may have become
hot.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
On the speaker system
This speaker system is not magnetically
shielded, and the picture on nearby TV
sets may become magnetically distorted.
In this situation, turn off the TV, wait
15 to 30 minutes, and turn it back on.
If there is no improvement, move the
speakers far away from the TV.
Main unit (HCD-HX50BTR/Compact Disc
Receiver)
Amplifier section
European and Russian models:
DIN power output (rated):
40 + 40 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
(reference): 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference):
50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Other models:
DIN power output (rated):
40 + 40 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
(reference): 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Inputs:
AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack):
voltage 250 mV, impedance
22 kilohms
(USB) port: Type A, maximum
current 500 mA
Outputs:
PHONES (stereo mini jack): accepts
headphones of 8 ohms or more
SPEAKER: accepts impedance of
6 ohms
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Others
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean this system with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive
pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
Specifications
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Bluetooth section
CD player section
Communication system:
Bluetooth Standard version 2.0
Output:
Bluetooth Standard Power Class 2
Maximum communication range:
Line of sight approx. 10 m1)
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz 
2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method:
FHSS
Compatible Bluetooth profiles2):
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
Supported codecs:
Receive: SBC (Sub Band Codec), MP3
Transmit: SBC (Sub Band Codec)
System: Compact disc and digital audio
system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW
The actual range will vary depending on
factors such as obstacles between devices,
magnetic fields around a microwave oven,
static electricity, reception sensitivity,
antenna’s performance, operating system,
software application, etc.
2)
Bluetooth standard profiles indicate the
purpose of Bluetooth communication
between devices.
1)
USB section
Supported bit rate
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32  320 kbps, VBR
WMA: 32  192 kbps, VBR
AAC: 48  320 kbps
Sampling frequencies
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
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*This output is the value measurement
at a distance of 200mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical
Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.
Frequency response: 20 Hz  20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB
Dynamic range: More than 90 dB
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section:
Tuning range
Canadian model: 87.5  108.0 MHz
(100 kHz step)
Other models: 87.5  108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
Antenna: FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz
AM tuner section:
Tuning range
European and Russian models:
531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
Canadian and Latin American
models:
530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
531  1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
Australian model:
531  1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
Other models:
531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
530  1,610 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning
interval)
Antenna: AM loop antenna, external
antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz
Speaker (SS-CHX50)
Speaker system: 2 way speaker system, Bass
reflex
Speaker units: Woofer 12 cm, cone type,
Tweeter 4 cm, cone type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 146 × 262 ×
200 mm
Mass: Approx. 2.2 kg
General
Standby power consumption:
0.5 W
Halogenated flame retardants
are not used in the certain
printed wiring boards.
Halogenated flame retardants
are not used in cabinets.
Others
Power requirements
Canadian model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Mexican model: 127 V AC, 60 Hz
Argentine model: 220  240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Latin American models (except for
Mexican and Argentine models):
120  127, 220  240 V AC,
50/60 Hz, adjustable with voltage
selector
Other models:
220  240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 40 watts
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers):
Approx. 305 × 116 × 225 mm
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 2.8 kg
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander
(RM-AMU009) (1), R6 (Size AA) batteries
(2), AM loop antenna (1), FM lead antenna
(1), Speaker pads (8), DIGITAL MEDIA
PORT adapter (TDM-iP10(M)) (For
Canadian model and European model
(except for Russian model))
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Bluetooth wireless
technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is a shortrange wireless technology linking digital
devices, such as personal computers and
digital still cameras. Using the Bluetooth
wireless technology, you can operate the
units involved within a range of about 10
meters.
The Bluetooth wireless technology is
commonly used between two devices,
but a single device can be connected to
multiple devices.
You do not need wires to get connected
as you do with a USB connection, and
you do not need to place the devices face
to face as you do with wireless infrared
technology. You can use the technology
with one Bluetooth device in your bag
or pocket.
Bluetooth wireless technology is a global
standard supported by thousands of
companies. These companies produce
products that meet the global standard.
Supported Bluetooth version and
profiles
Profile refers to a standard set of
capabilities for various Bluetooth product
capabilities. This system supports the
following Bluetooth version and profiles.
Supported Bluetooth version:
Bluetooth Standard version 2.0
Supported Bluetooth profiles:
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
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Effective communication range
Bluetooth devices should be used within
approximately 10 meters (unobstructed
distance) of each other. The effective
communication range may become
shorter under the following conditions.
When a person, metal object, wall
or other obstruction is between the
devices with a Bluetooth connection
Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
Around microwave ovens that are in
use
Locations where other electromagnetic
waves occur
Effects of other devices
Bluetooth devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11b/g) use the same frequency
band (2.4 GHz). When using your
Bluetooth device near a device with
wireless LAN capability, electromagnetic
interference may occur. This could result
in lower data transfer rates, noise, or
inability to connect. If this happens, try
the following remedies:
Try connecting this system and
Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth
device when you are at least 10
meters away from the wireless LAN
equipment.
Turn off the power to the wireless LAN
equipment when using your Bluetooth
device within 10 meters.
Effects on other devices
The radio waves broadcast by this system
may interfere with the operation of some
medical devices. Since this interference
may result in malfunction, always turn
off the power on this system, Bluetooth
mobile phone and Bluetooth device in
the following locations:
In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes,
at gas stations, and any place where
flammable gasses may be present
Near automatic doors or fire alarms
Notes
USB devices
You can use the following Sony USB
devices on this system. Other USB
devices are not playable/recordable on
this system.
Verified Sony digital music player (as
of March 2008)
Product name Model name
NWD-B103 / B103F /
Walkman
B105 / B105F
NWZ-B103F / B105F
NWZ-A815 / A816 /
A818
NWZ-S515 / S516 /
S615F / S616F / S618F
®
Others
This system supports security functions that
comply with the Bluetooth specification
as a means of ensuring security during
communication using Bluetooth technology.
However, this security may be insufficient
depending on the setting contents and
other factors, so always be careful when
performing communication using Bluetooth
technology.
Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for damages or other loss resulting from
information leaks during communication
using Bluetooth technology.
Bluetooth communication is not necessarily
guaranteed with all Bluetooth devices that
have the same profile as this system.
Bluetooth devices connected with this system
must comply with the Bluetooth specification
prescribed by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and
must be certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the Bluetooth
specification, there may be cases where
the characteristics or specifications of the
Bluetooth device make it impossible to
connect, or may result in different control
methods, display or operation.
Noise may occur or the audio may
cut off depending on the Bluetooth
device connected with this system,
the communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
Compatible devices
with this system
Check the websites below for the latest
information about compatible devices.
For customers in the U.S.A.:
<http://www.sony.com/shelfsupport>
For customers in Canada:
English <http://www.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
French <http://fr.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
For customers in Europe:
<http://support.sony-europe.com/>
For customers in Latin America:
<http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp>
For customers in Asia and Oceania:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>
Notes
When formatting the USB device, be sure
to format using the device itself or the
dedicated formatting software for that device.
Otherwise, you may be unable to record the
USB device properly on this system.
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Do not use USB devices other than these
USB devices. Operation of models not listed
here is not guaranteed.
Operation may not always be ensured even
when using these USB devices.
 Some of these USB devices may not be
available for purchase in certain areas.
®
Notes on Walkman
®
When transferring music to a Walkman
using “Media Manager for WALKMAN,” be
sure to transfer in MP3 format. Files in MP4
format (AAC or VIDEO) are not displayed
by this system.
When connecting a Walkman to the system,
be sure to connect after the display “Creating
Library” or “Creating Database” on the
Walkman has disappeared.
®
®
Bluetooth devices
You can check the websites below for the
Bluetooth compatible devices.
For customers in the U.S.A.:
<http://www.sony.com/shelfsupport>
For customers in Canada:
English <http://www.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
French <http://fr.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
For customers in Europe:
<http://support.sony-europe.com/>
For customers in Latin America:
<http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp>
For customers in Asia and Oceania:
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>
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